BRIDGET WHELAN writer

for writers and readers….

International Historical fiction writing competition that must have a hint of Australia about it

The Stringybark Times Past Short Story Award 2019 Stringybark Publishing invites Australian and international writers to try their hand at writing a historical fiction story. You have to take a … Continue reading

March 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Irritating aspects of Punctuation – E. L. Doctorow QUOTES FOR WRITING

I like commas. I detest semi-colons – I don’t think they belong in a story. And I gave up quotation marks long ago. I found I didn’t need them, they … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

One of the great advantages books have over films…Alan Moore QUOTES FOR WRITERS

In comics the reader is in complete control of the experience. They can read it at their own pace, and if there’s a piece of dialogue that seems to echo … Continue reading

March 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

A blatant plug for a facebook page

I don’t often mention my facebook page Back to Creative Writing School but I realised that perhaps I should when a loyal follower of this blog contacted me in dismay … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 3 Comments

Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded twice this year

The Nobel Prize in Literature is coming back this autumn AND prizes for both 2018 and 2019 will be awarded. Last year’s award was cancelled following accusations of rape against … Continue reading

March 6, 2019 · 3 Comments

Read Anything You Want. Just Read, says Matt Haig QUOTES FOR WRITERS

Read Emily Dickinson. Read Graham Greene. Read Italo Calvino. Read Maya Angelou. Read anything you want. Just read. Books are possibilities. They are Escape Routes. They give you options when … Continue reading

March 3, 2019 · 2 Comments